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Elizabeth J. Watson, 87

July 26, 2007

JUNE 8, 1920-JULY 24, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elizabeth J. Watson, 87, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born June 8, 1920, in Hillsboro, Va., she was the daughter of the late Purcell Koontz and Sarah Thompson Koontz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard L. Watson.

She was a former manager of Silco Store in Charles Town, W.Va., and Martinsburg.

She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and managed Martinsburg High School's concession stand in association with Martinsburg High School Band Boosters.

She was a member of Bedington United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara W. Haid of Atlanta; one son, Granville Mercer of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Debbie Park, Ken Mercer, Sam Haid and Holly Haid; and five great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Revs. Robert Barnes and Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bedington United Methodist Church, 580 Bedington Road, Martinsburg, WV 25404.

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